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RHS Level 2 Protected environments and their use in plant cultivation

Thursday 03 November 2016 13:00

RHS-QUALIFICATIONS-MARK-RGBv1Are you a keen gardener, passionate about plants and wanting to learn more? Or do you want to start a career in horticulture?

This course will allow you to understand the control of the environment in (greenhouses, frames, polythene tunnels and cloches), the production of a range of plants and the care of plants in the house and conservatory.

This courses starts on Thursday 3rd November 1-30pm 6 weekly sessions.

Course Overview

The course is taught through talks; demonstrations and a range of activities both in the classroom and out in the gardens (weather permitting).  Please come dressed in suitable clothing for the weather (i.e. waterproof jackets and wear suitable shoes). Also bring pen and paper.

Week 1 - Types of structures (greenhouses, frames, polythene tunnels and cloches) and their uses.

Week 2 - Differences between the indoor and outdoor enviroment and how to the environment in a protected structure.

Week 3 - Uses: overwintering, production of crops and ornamental plants

Week 4 - Uses: production of cut flowers & bulb forcing

Week 5 - Uses: creating and maintaining displays

Week 6 - Choice and care of house Plants  

This course is a module of the RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Horticulture.  The RHS Level 2 is taught at Ness on a rolling programme of eight modules, each lasting 6 weeks. You can begin at the start of any module and study as many modules as you like.

Find out more about the RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Horticulture


Who is it suitable for?

18+. There are no formal entry requirements; although the course is aimed at gardeners with some experience or those who have completed some level 1 courses.

What does it cost?

£65  (£60 Friends of Ness Gardens & University of Liverpool Staff) per module

Do I need to book a place?

Yes - Contact Ness Gardens t. 0151 795 6300 (10am-4pm) or at the admissions desk on your next visit.

Venue Details

Bulley Room & Gardens